I woke up excited on the morning of April 7th because I knew I was going to participate in the Gumbo Limbo Green Turtle Gallop at Spanish River Park. It was a nice morning and the weather was perfect. It was not too hot or too cold and as always I was enthusiastic about getting to give back to the community. The proceeds of this run were going toward Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation Program. Living near Boca Raton, I have actually had the privilege of visiting Gumbo Limbo and experiencing their educational services there. They have a beautiful nature walk and exhibits where you can learn about sea turtles and other marine life. They are dedicated to helping save sea turtles from polluting elements as well as environmental. I find this cause very important.
This run was one of my favorites because it was right near the water. The other girls and I could see the water as we were starting our run. The run was very scenic and it made it even more enjoyable. There was a large amount of children there and I was impressed at how well these children did on this run. The girls and I got to speak with them and also meet the large sea turtle mascot that was there. It was a great morning to give back to a fellow marine animal like our dolphin!